Active WebCam - Capture and record video from webcam
Active WebCam is a program that allows users to collect video from the camera, webcam, monitor and support housing his office and very professional.
Key features of Active WebCam:
- Works with all USB and Parallel Port cameras, capture devices compatible with Windows, framegrabber, Pico 2000, TV-board, with multiple IP Camera Network
- The program operates as a Windows service and automatically launch simultaneously with the system
- Program password settings to prevent unauthorized use
- Operating modes offline and does not show any icon in the system tray
- Limiting the number of people watching the camera
- Check the available disk space and stop video recording if no space is available
- Integrated scheduling tool
- Run the program as soon as detected motion
- Email and SMS when motion detected
- Video recording when motion
- Create a web page from the web camera
- Controlling Pan, Tilt and Zoom cameras
- Direct video recording
- Supports line coding
- Recorded audio file playback
- Add video time stamp
- Supports multiple cameras
- Play MPEG-4 video and MP3 files up to 30 frames per second
Simultaneous recording and broadcasting
You can use Active WebCam to capture motion clips from audio and video sources. It provides the following collection mode:
- Live Recording: Program allows continuous video and audio collection. Thus, you can pause, fast forward, rewind and video capture directly from the camera at any given time.
- Archive Recording: This mode is done by the user or as a scheduled task. Video and audio data obtained will be written into a file and save it on the hard disk.
- Archive of Snapshots: This is a series of still images are created at predetermined intervals.
- Files that are collected will be protected with a password to ensure safety.
Custom image collection
The program allows users to add text annotations, stamps the time / date on each video frame. They can also be compressed, increasing the size and rotate pictures taken if desired. Also, if the photo contains a few more unexpected, then cut to remove unwanted parts.
Home and office surveillance when you're away
Your camera can be used as a surveillance system to monitor your home, office, kids, pets, and so on.
In addition, the program also features motion detection in a supervised area. Therefore, it can trigger the alarm sound, SMS, email, recorded activities. Then, the video will be recorded in AVI or MPEG format. You can force it on Internet playback.
Broadcasting live video and audio
You can view live video and audio using the following methods:
- Stream Video and Audio through Web Server - you can watch video from surveillance computer even if this computer completely undetected by firewalls. This service will provide the ability to play with a high frame rate.
- HTTP Server - web camera software operates on its own HTTP server that all users are connected if your computer can track the camera and play back recorded video files.
- FTP Upload - Upload photos to your site using FTP protocol, then people can view the recorded video.
- RAM: 1 GB
- Hard disk space: 10 GB
Welcome to my underground lair, Mr. Bond! How clever of you. But perhaps you didn't realize that I am watching your every move on multiple cameras at once, thanks to PY Software's Active WebCam? It monitors and displays multiple video capture streams simultaneously, and it records video at up to 30 frames per second. And I can use it to stream live video of your impending doom on the Internet! Too bad you didn't know that this versatile Webcam manager is free to try with nothing more than a nag screen, and affordable to any international supercriminal!
Actually, Active WebCam is almost that much fun, and much more versatile. It detects, monitors, and records video from just about any video source, including USB Webcams, analog cameras connected to video capture cards, FireWire video feeds, TV card output, and networked cameras. It can broadcast real-time audio and video to your Web browser or another copy of Active WebCam. If it senses motion, it can sound an alarm, send e-mail alerts, and record or broadcast video. There's even a Dial-Up Connection option, something many users around the world still need but rarely get. You can edit clips, add text, manage different users, and log in remotely, too.
When we started the program, it opened with a splash screen offering a menu of choices: Create New Camera, Search Cameras, Open All Video Capture Channels, Open Session, Create Web Page, and Read Tutorial. The extensive Help options include the Getting Started tutorial as well as a User Guide, a "How Do I?" section, and Technical Q&A. By far the easiest way to set up Active WebCam is to let it automatically detect your Webcams and other video devices. Each feed appears as a thumbnail in a scrolling preview bar above a main window that displays two active feeds simultaneously in its default mode. Even our video card's output showed up in the preview. We had fun with Active WebCam, but it's also a serious security tool that makes it incredibly easy to set up a video surveillance system that you don't have to be a supervillain in a James Bond movie to afford.